For the past few weeks, the sophomore class community service committee has coordinated and collected Halloween candy for Treats for Troops, a local service project designed to collect and give candy to active service men and women who are currently serving overseas. The candy provides servicemen and women with a sense of home and also a nice treat. The sophomore committee partnered with MoverMoms, which is based in Bethesda, MD and was founded in 2007. Treats for Troops coordinator Rebecca Kahlenberg, spoke with committee member co-head, Carson Peters and explained that the mission of the program is to give something back to the troops and teach kids about sharing and caring for others.
Treats for Troops has several drop-off locations around the metropolitan area. After all the candy is collected from the various sites, Ms. Kahlenberg coordinates rental of a 24-foot truck and identifies the closest CFC warehouse. She estimates on average there is about seven tons of candy that MoverMoms collects in total. The candy is then packed by many volunteers at the warehouse and sent overseas to troops.
The Madeira community collected six large bags of candy which were donated to Treats for Troops. Thank you to everyone who donated candy, the sophomore community service committee, and the adult leaders for supporting our troops! -- by Carson Peters
Sophomore Class Community Service Committee Co-Heads: Carson Peters and Nora Canellakis
Adult Leaders: Ms. Cologne, Ms. Krupp, Mrs. NorthrupStudent Life